H5P Interactives

Create simple, fun and interactive online learning activities.

Using the H5P Single Choice Set Tool

The Single Choice Set tool creates question sets with one correct answer per question. Students get immediate feedback after submitting each answer. Defined questions can be used for testing skills related to any topic as an interactive assessment tool. With immediate feedback and a summary at the end, the tool is designed to reinforce student learning better than a pen-and-paper quiz. Questions can be inserted into other H5P activities (interactive videos and presentations) or add a quick activity into a document or news item.

H5P.org also offer their own tutorial on how to use this object.

This guide includes:

Note: Please see this guide on H5P if you would like an H5P introduction, and this guide if you want instructions on how to insert the H5P into your space. There is also a help guide video with an overview of creating an H5P here.

Step One: Create a New Single Choice Set Object

1. In the Learning Space choose the module you want the H5P to be in, click on New then New Document.



2. Click on the Insert Stuff button.


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3. Click H5P learning object.


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4. In the H5P tool, click Add Content.

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5. Select Single Choice Set from the Content-Type Dropdown menu, then click Use.

Single Choice Set


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Step Two: Enter Question and Answer Text

Single Choice Set questions are composed of a Question and Alternative answers. The first answer you enter is always the correct option (H5P will shuffle these answers when they are displayed to students).


1. Type Title on the title field.


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2. Type a Question into the text field.


3. Click on an Alternative field to enter or edit text, then add your answers.


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3. If you need to add another option (answer to the question), click the Add answer button. You can delete unnecessary options by clicking the X buttons and reorder your options by clicking on the up and down symbol.


4. The tool will automatically generate two questions. Add more questions by scrolling down and clicking Add Question.

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Note: If you only want to insert one question, you can click the round x icon icon01 x in the upper right-hand corner of the second question that the tool automatically generates. You can add as many or as few questions and answers as you like before moving onto the next step.

Step Three: Feedback and Settings

Overall Feedback can be designed to appear depending on the percentage of correct answers a student has achieved.

1. Write the Feedback in the text field, the feedback will appear at the end of the task.

2. To add a range, click Add Range and select the minimum and maximum percentage for this feedback. If you would like a specific amount of ranges, H5P will calculate the percentages for you. Click Distribute evenlyto even out the percentage automatically.


3.1 Optional Settings

There are a few behavioural options you can use to determine how students interact with the questions. You might want to give them the option to try again if they get it wrong, or show the solution.

1. Underneath your new questions, click Behavioural settings to expand the area and view options. Some options will already be ticked by default.


2. The Timeout on correct answers or Wrong answers values determines how long a student has to wait to see their results, depending on the result. Setting these values to zero will remove the delay between answers and feedback.

3. Enter the Pass percentage.


Tip: The Enable "Retry" tickbox allows students to try to answer the question correctly multiple times or tick the Enable "Show solutions" button tickbox to show students the answers after the first time they get it wrong. Selecting both of these options will let the student see the answers when they get the question wrong, and then allow them to answer again, effectively ensuring a 100% correct answer rate. You can manipulate these setting to make it tougher.

4. Text overrides and translations allow you to edit additional settings regarding content and naming conventions of buttons provided in the learning interactive. Otherwise, you can leave the settings as they are by default.

Text overrides and translations

Step Four: Saving and Sharing your H5P Learning Interactive

At the bottom of the screen you can adjust your H5P's settings (you can leave these settings by default or make alterations):

1 - Display options: (previously 'Display and copyright buttons') What options do you want to be visible for the user, for example you can tick the display download button to enable students/staff to download the H5P to their own computer. You can also tick the Display embed button, which allows the user to embed the H5P into their HTML editor in VU Collaborate for example.


2 - Folder: (previously 'My Content') All your content will be saved in one spot, within a root folder.


3 - Publish: This option allows you to make the H5P Unpublished (content can not be inserted into VUC), Protected (content can be inserted into VUC) or Public (visible to the public using a content link and the content can be inserted into LMS and be embedded). Protected is the default setting and it is recommended to leave this setting as it is. 


4 - Collaborators: (previously 'Authors') In this setting you can add and search for other collaborators and give them access to edit your H5P's. For example, if you are teaching a unit with another staff member and you would like them to have access to edit your H5P's, then you can use the search field to locate another staff member by typing in their full name. 


5 - Sharing: (previously called 'Select value') This is where you share your H5P with others, so they can view and clone your content. There is a folder allocated for each college, for example 'Arts and Education', select your College.

Note: To know more about Sharing and Collaborators, please see H5P Sharing and Collaboration.

6 - Send Score to LMS: (previously 'Send to Gradebook') In this section you can link your H5P directly to VU Collaborate and also link it to your gradebook. It is recommended to leave this setting as it is, and NOT send the results to the gradebook.


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7. After adjusting your H5P object, you can click Save and Insert or Save.


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Step Five: Test and Publish the Single Choice Set

Before the object gets inserted into the space, previewing it for any possible errors is a good idea. You can check your settings and go back to make edits as needed before publishing it in the space using the preview function.

1. In the main H5P object menu, click Insert to open a preview of your new object. (You can also Clone, Edit or Delete the object from this menu).

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2. Click on the answers to test the question. You should be able to hear sound effects if you have them enabled. The blue bar at the bottom of the question will measure your specified timeout.


3. Once you've finished checking all of your elements work correctly, click Insert to add the question to the document (or other embeddable area) you are working in.

Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.